Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

Joe Tommasi, left, speaks with Peter Gerstenberger

Joe Tommasi Awarded Emeritus Status for CTSP Credential

Joseph Tommasi was one of the first tree workers to enroll in the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program when TCIA first offered the credential in 2006. “It got my curiosity,” Tommasi says to explain why he originally pursued the credential. “And there’s something to say for TCIA, and before that when it was the […]

A-Plus Tree Service

Having a Plan, Not Just Winging It

Brandon Bogus, owner of A-Plus Tree Service, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Fremont, Nebraska, earned TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential a few years ago. As a result, “I am more competent and confident when training my employees,” he says. “It’s a matter of being more prepared, instead of just winging it, […]

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You Can’t Just Rest on Your Laurels

“You can’t just rest on your laurels. You have to be constantly vigilant,” says Ezekiel T. Willard, owner of Idaho Tree Preservation (ITP), a 12-year TCIA member company based in Boise, Idaho. As such, he has constantly pursued more education and certifications on his mission to help improve tree care industry safety through credentialing. That […]

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Founder of Truetimber Academy Finds Value in CTSP

Andrew “Drew” Dunavant was a professional tree climber for more than a decade and a three-time Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) ISA champion working for Truetimber Arborists, a 22-year TCIA member company based in Richmond, Virginia, when a new opportunity came his way. “The company did not have as many CTSPs as they wanted, so it was […]

Ryan Ealy Likes EHAP Online Safety Training for Busy Lives

Ryan Ealy, CTSP, has been a utility consultant for several large U.S. companies. As such, he has found becoming a TCIA Qualified Trainer – one of the first to do so – and using TCIA’s online Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training course a good match for both safety training and tree workers’ schedules. “TCIA […]

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